Fashion Over Reason

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOR x Keaton Row - Even More BTS Action

High Line photo shoot with Keaton Row in a Diane Von Furstenberg dress

I know you're burning with desire to find out about the 3rd look we did for the Keaton Row shoot and I am here to deliver. A fun, flirty yet classic lightweight dress that can easily go from day to night.

Pro tip: if you don't have a white summer dress, invest in one now. This one is kind of perfect, click below to shop it. And see more behind the scenes looks here and here.

And again, for all of your style needs, do yourself a favor and register with Keaton Row. It's free.

High Line photo shoot with Keaton Row in a Diane Von Furstenberg dress, Loeffler Randall perforated bucket bag, Vince heels
Details:
Diane Von Furstenberg dress
Vince heels
Hat Attack hat
Loeffler Randall bag
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR x Keaton Row - more BTS Action

AG Jeans denim jacket, Line & Dot lace culottes, Vince nude Gemma heels

Totally with you on this subject matter: a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes can sometimes be even better than seeing the final result.

Which is precisely why I'm breaking down the shoot I did with Keaton Row a few weeks ago by outfit, instead of presenting you the whole loot of pics in one big blog post. (See part 1 here)

This second look we did straddles the line between fun and profesh - kind of could swing both ways and could transition from the summer months into fall really well, too. Feels fresh but not flimsy, you know?

Remember, if you want free professional wardrobe help, head to Keaton Row. You're welcome.

High Line photo shoot with Fashion Over Reason and Keaton RownWhite and denim look Keaton Row, Splendid white tee, Line & Dot lace culottesLine & dot lace culottes, Vince Gemma heelsPhoto shoot on the High Line NYC, behind the scenes with Keaton Row
Details:
AG Jeans denim jacket
Splendid tee
Line & Dot culottes
Vince heels
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Hat Attack hat

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

FOR x Keaton Row BTS Action

Fashion Over Reason shooting with Keaton Row on the High Line in NYC

Remember last month when I was shooting all over New York City with the lovely folks over at Keaton Row? Well, I am happy to report that the relationship is ongoing and that they invited me back for another shoot a few weeks ago, where more fantastic summer looks were created and shot on the mean city streets.

Because everyone loves behind-the-scenes action, I've acquired some photos taken from behind the professional lens to be able to share this great experience with you. And because the the outfits were so awesome, I've decided to break down the posts for each one, should you want to be inspired and shop the pieces.

A crisp linen summer shirtdress by Joie is the star of this first look, complete with THE summer shoe of the season: Soludos espadrilles. We roamed the High Line to capture the freshness. Shirtdresses are a must-have this season, so get yours now!

Fashion Over Reason shooting with Keaton Row on the High Line in NYCFashion Over Reason shooting with Keaton Row on the High Line in NYCFashion Over Reason shooting with Keaton Row on the High Line in NYC, Joie linen dress, white Soludos espadrilles, Loeffler Randall bag
Wearing:
Joie linen dress
Soludos espadrilles
Loeffler Randall tote

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Buttoned Up

Comme des Garçons Play top, AC x AG jeans skirt, Free People x Jeffrey Campbell pointed toe slides

If you're looking for a twist on the classic denim mini this summer, you can call off your search party: button fronts are where it's at. It's a part of that whole 70's revival, which is happening in a big way at the moment, in case you haven't noticed.

So to offset a super trendy-trend item (ironically a throwback at once) - the skirt - a classic striped shirt with a fun twist (can't think of anything funner than the CDG Play heart) becomes the ideal partner. Because you wouldn't want to go overboard with the hotter-than-hot pieces. Forgive me if I'm repeating myself, but no one wants to look like a victim (the fashion kind).

Comme des Garçons Play top, AC x AG jeans skirt, Free People x Jeffrey Campbell pointed toe slidesComme des Garçons Play top, AC x AG jeans skirt, Free People x Jeffrey Campbell pointed toe slidesComme des Garçons Play top, AC x AG jeans skirt, Free People x Jeffrey Campbell pointed toe slides
Details:
Top - Comme des Garçons
Skirt - Alexa Chung x AG Jeans
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell x Free People
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Five Minute Face With Geri G.

Geri G. Beauty and Skincare, Transceutical Canvas, Innocent Foundation, Plush Mascara, Lip Gloss Crème

I am sure that I am not alone when I say that I am constantly on the lookout for beauty products that will fit my lifestyle, be good for my skin and that actually enhance my appearance. Not an easy feat, since there is an ocean of them that claim different miracle solutions.

As a person with very sensitive skin that often has a bad reactions to things I put on my face, I have to be extremely careful and selective of what I buy. And when I find something I like, I feel like it's my responsibility as a woman to spread my knowledge to you, my compadres.

Geri G. Beauty and Skincare, Transceutical Canvas, Innocent Foundation, Plush Mascara, Lip Gloss Crème

Skin care and makeup are usually two different ball games, but to be winners in my books, they must not be mutually exclusive. I have to feel good about what I apply to my skin and having skincare components to cosmetics is the ultimate holy grail.

It also must be said that, ironically, I'm seeking to look more and more natural as I age, because I always feel a bit ancient when I have too much stuff on my face. I absolutely loathe that caked on look, and truth be told, I just don't have time in the morning for an extensive makeup routine. I don't have the patience to be in my bathroom for more than five minutes to be applying makeup.


Geri G. Plush Mascara

In thinking that I am not the only one with all this strict beauty product criteria, I do feel like I need to share my knowledge when I find some gems, and this is precisely what this blog post is about. I recently discovered a brand that is out of LA called Geri G and it has kind of changed my whole beauty routine, the reason being that the line is pretty much skincare and makeup all in one.

Basically you can feel good about what you're putting on your face, it saves time in the morning, and Geri created the line to enhance natural beauty, as every product feels incredibly natural on the skin.



I was lucky to get my hands on 4 of the products from the line, which I've integrated seamlessly into my routine and quite honestly become slightly obsessed with. Here's a breakdown of what you see in the photos:

Transceutical Canvas

This is basically a moisturizer and primer all in one, as it preps your skin for what comes next. It has an amazing texture, goes on completely smooth and smells absolutely divine. Leaves my face smooth, soft and glowing and allows foundation to take perfectly to my face.

Innocent Foundation

The most lightweight and non-oily foundation I've ever used. It provides the perfect coverage without feeling cakey. The kicker? It's incredibly long-lasting.

Plush Mascara

This is not the Mascara you use to have night-out disco lashes, but rather the lash lengthening formula you want to use on the daily to look like yourself.

Lip Gloss Crème

Literally the most perfect shade of nude peach ever. Not only is the color perfect, but it's also super hydrating, which is highly unusual in a gloss.

I also made a little video to demonstrate exactly what I'm talking about. How to be out the door in 5 minutes. It's not a joke.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Keeping up with the Upper East Siders

Plaza Hotel, Helmut Lang jacket, Tibi pants, Stuart Weitzman booties, New York City

The thing about New York is that the second you step foot into a different neighborhood, you feel as though you've just traveled 10 hours to another world. Every single area has its distinctive identity, and its own entirely unique vibe.

I always joke about how I feel out of place when I hang out on the Upper East Side - which doesn't happen very often, let it be clear - because I am such a no fuss Brooklyn girl. Nothing about me is fancy and strolling down Fifth Avenue, crossing hoards of humans who undoubtedly belong to long lines of thoroughbred family pedigree, it's impossible not to feel the divide.

But, I will say, I kind of love it. It sort of lets me unabashedly and shamelessly give right into my voyeuristic tendencies. I am endlessly fascinated by how people live, especially the very rich. And on an evening this summer, we mixed and mingled among them, as we stepped foot onto their turf and ogled like spectators at a zoo exhibit. But in true Brooklyn style, we made our big arrival via - what else? - the good ol' faithful subway.

Plaza Hotel, Helmut Lang jacket, Tibi pants, Stuart Weitzman booties, New York CityPlaza Hotel, Helmut Lang jacket, Tibi pants, Stuart Weitzman booties, New York City
Details:
Jacket - Helmut Lang
Pants - Tibi
Shirt - YSL (menswear)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday Mood Board

Is anyone else completely baffled by the fact that we are, in fact, on June's last weekend?! I hate how time flies, but I suppose that one way to look at it would be that time is going by so fast because I'm just having so much fun. Right?! So in celebration (or mourning, however you want to cut it) of June, here's a mood board filled with pretty things. Enjoy your weekend everyone xx

Kasia Struss backstage at Chloé ss15Sam Rollinson  shot by Nick Dorey and styled by Katie Mossman for Vogue Germany, denimTomboy girl, denim shortsGrace Ciao flower dresses, fashion illustrations made with petals Brigitte BardotConstance Jablonski for Madewell SS15Maya Wyh at NYFWBeach nudeFishtail braidPastelsChevron grey coat, chevronBronze goddessNadja Bender for Muse magazine spring 2015 photographed by Dan MartensenDaphne Jaitch in Jcrew collection glen plaid wool bermuda short and vintage lee's jean jacket and Isabel Marant sweaterJulia Stegner in Céline ballet flatsSasha Pivovarova for Totême SS15Gemma Ward for Sunday Style Australia photographed by Beau Grealy, blue eyes, babe, modelMalaika Firth, model off duty photographed by Adam Katz Sinding outside nyfwSharp suit, effortless beauty, messy hairCairusso, lace jumpsuitNadja Bender for Nordstrom Fall 2014 Designer Collections Catalog in Céline turtleneck half dress topBaby Gwyneth PaltrowWhite Oran Hermès sandalsBraid bun from Into the GlossKate Moss 1992, slip dress, 90s, iconicAlexandra Spencer in Redun jeans for Unconditional magazineJosephine Skriver, model off duty, street style
[Into the Gloss, style.com, Pinterest, TFS]